Corn + Corn + Corn = Pancakes*

*Or, Corn Cubed Pancakes *Or, You Don’t Need Math to Enjoy These Pancakes [Unadorned corny goodness, tall and proud.] I was one of those students who always did pretty well in math even though I didn’t understand most of it. In other words, I was a good memorizer. These days, I rejoice if I can […]

Seven Grain Dirty Rice and Beans

[Totally tangential rant: When I woke up this morning, I was sure my eyes were playing tricks on me–it is snowing outside!  Snowing. BIG snow. As in, “little white flakes that fly across your field of vision.”  As in, “icy and slushy and boots weather.”  As in, “everything is coated with rime and appears opaque and goes crunch […]

Minted Peach and Corn Salad

There are certain food combinations that strike one as just so naturally compatible, you couldn’t imagine them any other way. Consider the seminal chocolate and peanut butter, for instance: could there be a happier marriage of sweet, salty, creamy, smooth, and enticing? Or what about vodka and orange juice, or pancakes and maple syrup, or french fries and gravy, or […]

Corn Crêpes with Quick Tomato Tracklement*

* [or Concasse, if you prefer the more conventional term. . . but I just loved the word “tracklement” ever since I read it on Lucy’s blog, and besides, “Tomato Tracklement” is just so much more alliterative.] Last weekend was our Canada Day holiday, and this year I learned an important lesson.  No, it wasn’t “Canada […]

My Mother’s Potato-Corn Chowder

“I’ve got to share this soup recipe!” was my first idea. After all, it’s been one of my favorites for (literally) several decades now. Then, quick on the heels of that thought was this one: “Hmmn.  No, maybe not.  Can’t use that one; too bland. Too boring.  Too commonplace. Too–I don’t know–too beige.” And yet, I love that soup.  […]